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Rafael Guastavino stands on recently laid tile arch along Boylston Street, construction of the McKim Building

File name: 06_03_000059

 

Call no.: T.R. Cab. 5.4 Vol. 1

 

Title: Rafael Guastavino stands on recently laid tile arch along Boylston Street, construction of the McKim Building

 

Creator/Contributor: Stevens, Edward F. (Edward Fletcher), 1860-1946 (photographer); McKim, Mead & White (architect)

 

Date created: 1889-04-08

 

Physical description: 1 photographic print : albumen silver print

 

Summary: Guastavino was an immigrant from Spain who brought with him a technique of constructing tile vaults and arches that were incredibly strong, relatively light, and resistant to damage and breach by fire. The Guastavino fire proof vaults were used extensively throughout the McKim Building. Photo No. 55 by Edward Stevens, Clerk of Works.

 

Genre: Albumen prints

 

Notes: Image from: Public library building Copley Square : photographs of progress of the work August 1888 to Dec. 31, 1889; Image caption: Tile arches. Apr. 8, 1889. #55

 

Subjects: Public libraries; Building construction; Vaults (Architecture); Boston Public Library; Guastavino, Rafael, 1842-1908

 

Collection: Trustees’ Library

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department

 

Rights: No known restrictions

 

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